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What It Feels Like To Sell Convertkit

What I want is to sell Convertkit for a living.

That along with hosting.

So far all I have up for sale is the Convertkit.

I wanted to tell you what it feels like to sell it, when your trying to sell it for a living.

The thing about selling an email list provider, is that you help people start businesses.  You can feel proud that everyday, you help people get what they need to go into business for themselves.  It’s beautiful.

When you are trying to make your money online, in a work from home business, there’s no cheaper way that to buy an email list and then resell that email list to your potential customers.  I don’t spend a lot of money maintaining my business, but I still have a business and I’m still working to make it better everyday.  Selling Convertkit is really a dream come true, as they pay monthly, for every member you have.

The way I look at it is, you’ve got to do the work.  You’ve got to be the farmer and plant all the seeds you can.  The more seeds you plant, the more potential for a great harvest.  That is, if God gives you anything at all.

It could be that you work and work and never get paid.

That is not my intention, and it shouldn’t be yours either.  We should shoot to quadruple our monthly incomes with blogging.  You gotta figure, if you can make $1,000 a month working a part time job, you must be able to make at least 4 times that much when you cut out the owner and all the profits he takes.

In other words, when you are the boss, your the one making all the money.

How it feels to sell Convertkit is that I’m doing the right thing.  It’s not easy, especially with the big players like Pat Flynn doing the same thing.  I have a hard time competing.  Still, I feel there is a market for my work so I’m just going to keep working publicly and see what happens.

It feels good to serve Convertkit to people.  It feels good just asking them to join.  It takes work, and trial and error, but I have found that it’s part of God’s plan for me, so I’m making the most of it.  I hope that doesn’t scare you.

I just wanted to let you know that I’m selling Convertkit for a living and I’m failing miserably but I’m going to continue on until I reach the promised land.

Thank You, and God Bless,

Jesse Creel

The Prospect Jumps For Joy When You Tell Them Why Your There

That’s the way it goes when you’re giving away free food.

At least, people are grateful the majority of the time.

Today I was out on sales calls working for the store to generate repeat and new business.  Today I took out cookie trays and gave them to folks that have ordered before, and a couple places that haven’t ordered yet but that I had already visited with box lunches.  I stopped at 9 different places and at all nine places, the people there were ready to accept the cookies.  Some were short with me, and others wanted more information.  You take the good with the bad.

At one particular stop- I won’t name any names for the sake of protecting my prospects- I stopped in to give them the free cookies.  I recognized the receptionist as she was the one there when I came last to give them two free box lunches.  As she was last time, she was brief with me, accepted but behaved as if she didn’t have time to chat.  There was however, 3 other people standing in the room.  They overheard that I was dropping off cookies and when I looked around the room, their faces were delighted, and they all started cheering!  I smiled and told them that I was happy to make their day a little bit better.  In hindsight, I should have taken that opportunity to talk to them a little bit more, as they seemed excited to see me.  That’s something I will do better next time.

What I wanted to highlight here is that as a struggling salesperson, who is only beginning to have success at the right job after 7 years of selling, it’s nice to have the experience of transforming someone’s day with what you do.  Maybe it won’t make their entire day better, but it did make that moment better by bringing cheer, happiness, and joking into the place.  As someone who is quitting cigarettes, was told by a psychic that I should work with my hands instead of being in sales, and have been back and forth between whether I should move on somewhere new or stay where I am, that experience was priceless.  It’s not as good as someone calling you after you’ve been there telling you they want to place a 40 box lunch order, but it’s still good.  It makes me believe I’m doing the right thing.  Food is good.  We need food to live.  I am supporting life by doing what I’m doing, and not only is it just any food, it’s good food.

So I just wanted to come to you today with that brief story about how my day was a little better because I got up this morning and did something that takes courage.  As a schizophrenic it’s not easy to sell, nor is it for anyone, but those moments make it worth while when everyone is cheering because you did your job.  I give the company all of the credit because they are the ones giving me the product to distribute for free.  All I have to do is smile, give, followup and ask questions.   Really I do have a lot to do, but the company makes it easy on me.  Most people want the gift of free food.  When your in sales, have been doing it a long time with limited success, it’s a blessing to have the kind of job I have.  I just hope that I can keep doing my job.

Thanks for reading, and if you would like to get updates to this blog, subscribe to my list.  You’ll be happy you did.

Write you soon,

Jesse Creel

Writing Harder Then The Rest Of The World

Because that’s what I think you have to do if you want to reach the masses.

I don’t know though.  I’m not an expert at selling ebooks at this point in time.  I plan to be, but only time will tell if I sell a million copies of one or more of my ebooks.

But I think that selling a million copies of one of your ebooks is a worthwhile goal.  It would free you from your job, and you could better support your family, and your charities.

But when your writing for 90 days straight, trying to put 1,000 to 2,000 words down a day, your writing harder then most of the world.  The only people that must be writing harder than you are college professors or students in fine universities.

But really I want something entertaining.  School bores me.  I want to read what I want to read.  Part of me makes me think that makes me a little stupid, seeing as I could have a better paying job with an education, but I’m unconventional, and I think I can do it with my high school education and the little bit I learned at community college.

Not to mention all the books I read in my free time.  And Thank You Jesus I do have spare time when I’m not at my hourly job or helping to raise my family.

The Easter holiday is over and I’m back to 30 hours a week.  I think on Monday, tomorrow, I only have to work 4 hours.  I’m going to come home and read.

My family won’t be home for several hours so I have the house to myself to study and self educate.  That’s really what I’m in the process of doing again, right now.

I put myself through a great deal of study when I was trying to sell network marketing, and it’s really paid off in the job I have now.  I put the product I bought for 5,000 dollars to use in the real world.  And I’m getting raises and bonuses.

Not that I didn’t get raises and bonuses before I bought the product.  I did.  But I think the network marketing product helped me in sales and that’s my new job.  And I’ve been selling so it’s working out.

So really I don’t have any regrets.  I’m happy I bought the product and went through the journey of trying to sell it.  What happened is that as a newbie I jumped into the deep end of the pool not knowing how to swim.  Really I needed to get out of the pool and do more that would cost me less, and at the time I had to realize how to work hourly again.

Well, I’ve figured out how to work hourly again, and I’ve better learned how to swim, so I’m back in the pool with a net, ready to scoop money out and bring it back home.

Not to mention make some new friends in the process.  I think the people will love my work and that it will work for them.  So I’m actually looking forward to selling a lot of ebooks.  I think the feedback will be overwhelmingly good.

But I can’t without mentioning the reality of the haters.  I know if I’m ever successful like I want to be I will have plenty of them.  And everyday I will have to deal with knowing people hate me and probably want to kill me.

Like the president.

If I ever sell a million ebooks I’ll probably get a security system for my house that would keep my family safe.

But really I’m not worried, because I know that most of my worrys won’t come true.  I think Mark Twain said something to that effect.

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened”.

So why worry.

I could be down right now because I didn’t win the Powerball last night.

But I’m not.  There’s always another drawing and besides I have this blog.  And it takes real work to write it.  Something that could pay me in the future, and it gives me something to do.  And I love helping people.  Even if it’s only entertainment.

But I’m writing this to you in the morning, shortly after I got up.

I have an outing planned to visit my Grandmother for her birthday.  My uncle is in from Florida.  So I’ve got a few hours with the family planned today.  I wanted to make sure I got my blog post in for the day.

So here I am, writing hard, hopefully rivaling the hardest writers in the world, and I’m attempting to provide world class value to you in every post, every day I write.

And I hear clicking sounds on the computer screen.  I’m a schizophrenic and that’s part of the problem.  Cracking sounds in the house like the house is moving.  I think other people hear it too, and that they would hear the computer screen cracking as if it’s adjusting, and that’s different from the voices.

Really the whole thing is very interesting.

What’s the value here me telling you I hear all kinds of crazy things happening around me?

It’s that with hard work you can overcome your distractions and focus.  And you can take action that’s going to improve your life.  For me, as a schizophrenic, I just have to work harder than the normal person to get the same results.

It’s taken me 5 years to go from getting fired to finding another good job.  I was really in a hard place there for a while.  And I was thinking I was going to win the jackpot jobless!

All I can say is Thank God for my job.

And Thank God for writing.

And Thank God for the lottery.

All of which I think can and are working out in my favor.

You could argue that I’m delusional, but I think that I’m just highly optimistic.

And I’m going to get busy reading books because I think that’s the best place I could put my married nose, to stay out of trouble, and to become a better person.

And the more I learn the more the voices have to talk about.  It makes their conversation interesting when I’m reading, and they feed into my optimism when they tell me I’m going to be successful, or than I’m going to make $100,000.00 dollars dollars.  Or when they tell me they want to have sex with me, that’s a whole different thing.

Really that’s one thing I could live without.  Other people wanting to have sex with you.  I’m married and I don’t want to cheat, and really I have two kids so the sex at this point comes second to everything else.

Which is fine, you really don’t need it to get along.

But we do all have it.  Or can have it.  Sex appeal.

You could even say that sex appeal is good for you.

Just as long as your not actually cheating on your spouse, have all the sex appeal you want.  For me though, the voices tell me dirty things, they talk dirty to me, they talk sexy talk.  Part of me likes it, another part is just annoyed that I have to hear it when I can’t do anything about it.

But sex outside of my marriage is just a sacrifice I make.  It’s definitely a loss, but you take the good with the bad with everything.

Besides, I really love my wife.  I’ve known her since we were in high school.  We have a special bond.  Like I’m sure it is with all couples.  But we go back.

I used to have a job that pays me twice as much as I make right now.  That’s when I was writing the checks and paying all the bills.  Since then she’s taken over paying the bills and I give her as much money as I can.  Which is hardly enough.

But as with the lottery and not winning last night, I’m not going to get down because I make half of what I used to make.  I’m going to use this energy to fuel action and I’m going to make my life better.  For myself and for my wife.

And for my children, and for the people I don’t know that I give money to.

And what I can do is write with passion and love and commitment.  I can tell you all about what’s going on in my life, and the small successes I’m having so that you can have your own successes in your own life.

Yes, I got fired and am now  making half of what I used to make, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do more.  That doesn’t mean I can’t use what I’ve learned since I lost my job and create an additional income stream.

But I am not going to be a wanna be.  I’m going to write the most valuable stuff on the planet.  Things people thirst for.  I’m going to be a story of success, and I’m going to shine my light on the world.  I am going to expand and create and EARN more income.  I’m going to be a sensation.  And if I can do it, I know ANYONE can do it.  So go do it online.

Get your blog.

One of my commentors noted that I should get an affiliate link for my web hosting.  I could make money if someone read one of my posts and decided right then and there they were going to start a blog.  I would be doing a service to the world, and I would be getting paid for it.  I think this is some of the most exciting stuff in the world!

And this is to living the life of our dreams.  We can do it.  We can sell a million copies.  I think there is a way.  And when I make it I’ll make sure I let everyone know about it, so they can duplicate my success.

People have already done it.  One story of Amanda Hocking, sold over 1.5 million books.   Sure that’s not the norm, but it’s possible.

And the best part is you have to be a hero to do it.

So you’ve really got to increase you skills and become a better person so you can lead.

And I could really start by improving my blog.  Maybe getting a picture of me up there.

I have made some videos but I got out of the habit of doing that.  It’s hard to do.  But I’m sure I’ll make more videos.  Especially once I have the book up for sale.

I know people are reading this, and I know they are benefiting from it, unless they’re just pulling my chain, but I take the good with the bad.  And I love the good.

Maybe I’m just a fool.  But I think I really have a great idea.  And people all over the place are making money off of blogging.  I guess I had better start doing more web research on how I can do it myself.  Model some other blogs that are getting good results.

I hope that’s of value to you.  Maybe there’s something in this post that you can DO that will help you improve your life.  Maybe it’s writing that blog post, or commenting on another blog, or reading another blog, or signing up for an email list.  Maybe you should be writing your ebook.

Because I know we can do this, we just have to write.

Sure some of us will fail and we won’t sell a million copies.  And the reality is that the vast majority of people will never sell a million copies.  But you risk very little, and even if you make no money at all, there is a lot of growing.

So really there’s no downside to blogging.

And you may as well dream big and go for a million copies sold.

Thanks for reading, Take Care,

Jesse Creel

Working Hard At An Hourly Job When It’s The Busiest Times Of The Year

Because, as you may know, Easter is right around the corner.

And we sell a lot of ham during the week leading up to Easter.  I’m working 10 days straight, without a day off during this Holiday.

And my day starts by picking up the workers from the city.  I’m driving a rented van, and I take it home with me at night.  I’m leaving my car at work for this week.

But I’m very busy all day.  Sometimes I work in the store but a lot of times I am out doing deliveries, in my own car or in their box truck.   I think it’s cool I get to drive a box truck for work.  My son would like that.

So I don’t make much, really I’m not even close to what my wife makes, and that’s a bit of a blow to my self esteem.  But it’s been this way for a while, and now I’m doing as well as I’ve ever done, so I’m really improving and doing better for my family and for my church.

But I’ve been working these hours and now I’m drinking water because I don’t want to be too hard on my body with drinking more than one glass of wine.  I’ve already had my glass, so I’m writing with a glass of water.

And it’s good to be mostly sober.  You can really work hard and give it your best at work.  And it’s good to walk.  I just got back from a half hour of walking, which is doctor recommended, and I’m glad I went out and did it.  Now it’s time for the writing, because I told myself I wanted to do 90 consecutive days of blogging, to promote more traffic, and I don’t want to miss a day because I’m tired from working.

So here I am, writing this to you, tired from work, with 5 more 10 or more hour days in front of me, with the expectation to write for each one of those days and beyond.  I figure the more posts the better.

So now the question is how do I provide more value to you.

And my answer to that question is to be a great writer.  And to tell you about my day in a way that’s captivating, informative, valuable, and able to make your life better in some way.  And I can write my way to becoming better.  And I can be a better example, and I can inspire you to take action and improve your own life, and we can be better together, and make our world a better place to live in.

So really, I do my job happily.  I am happy to be of service.  I am happy to work.  I am afterall a schizophrenic, and if all I can do is great at my work making 18,000 dollars a year, and I never make any money off my blog, then I will still have accomplished something.  But I’m ready to take the next steps.  I’m ready to build a business online.

I’m ready to take my yearly income and make it my monthly income.  I know this can be done.  And working overtime this week is only going to help me.  So really, I’m doing the right things.  Working my job, and working on my dream, at home.

The dream of a home based business.  Time and money freedom.  That’s my goal and I’m going after it everyday.  Take inspiration, and start working towards your goals, a day at a time.  One day after the other.  See where it takes you.  You could get something really great out of it.

So far, it’s been really great for me.  Some of the comments I get are really moving.  So far nobodies joined my list yet, but that could change any day, with my work working for me even when I’m sleeping.  I propose a blog could really change your life!

And that’s really what I want to tackle here, is blogging and writing e books.  Blogging and creating a list.  That’s what I want to do.  Maybe blogging and selling network marketing companies.  Maybe blogging and selling rock and roll albums.  Simply selling something good, and profiting online.  I know it can be done!

I also know that you can sell so many copies of something you become a millionaire.  And with being a millionaire you would have a lot more choices than you would if you were only making 18,000 dollars a year.

So I’m going for it, and I say you should to.  There’s really nothing to lose.  The email list is expensive at 30 dollars a month, but the website costs less than 10.  So you could get yourself a site and a list and come up with paying less than 40 dollars a month to maintain it.  That’s not that bad if your trying to build a business.  You do afterall have to pay to keep the lights on.

But I’ve made my mind up to build a list, so that’s what I’m going to do, and see where that takes me, really I’ve made my mind up that I’m going to win the lottery jackpot, I’ve made my mind up that I’m going to sell a million ebooks and a million albums.  And the way I see myself getting there is to blog everyday.

I’ve already written a couple books, and I’ve recorded a lot of songs, and I know I can readily create my product at any time.  And that with each passing day the quality of my products will improve, and I can be sure I’m improving.

And I know this kind of thing can be done simply by anyone, so I figure, why not me?  And I further figure why not you, reading this?  Why don’t we do this together?

You can get updates to this blog by subscribing to my email list, so be sure to check it out.  Thanks for reading, Peace and Love,

Jesse Creel

Sales Stuff From Honeybaked Ham, And Playing For The 198 Million Dollar Jackpot

So I did my second day of sales operations at Honeybaked Ham where I work hourly.  They pay my mileage and I still get hourly.  I’ll get a bonus if I sell anything.  I’m leaving it in God’s hands.  I’ll love God either way, whether I sell or I don’t, whether I win the jackpot or I don’t.

But I hope I sell and I hope I win.  I would have to sell alot of Honeybaked Ham to move my family out of our small townhouse and into one that they could each have their own rooms.  I was thinking just now as I was smoking a cigarette, my third since I’ve been off…. that my son could set up shop in the basement of our townhouse if worse comes to worse.

But I hope I win.  I hope that we can move into a 500,000 dollar house.  That would be big enough for everyone.  We could all have our own rooms.  My wife and I could share a room, Cali my daughter could have her own room and Charlie my son could have his own room.  And we could live a great life off of the money that I hope I win.

It’s not out of the question.  Some people win big.  It’s happened to seven people already this year of 2016.  I could be the 8th.  The jackpot is for 198 million and that would be plenty to sustain us for the rest of our lives.  I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win.

But I’m leaving that up to God and just trusting in him that he will take care of me and my family.  The voices have been going nonstop for several days now and they only rest when I’m sleeping, and I’ve been having disturbing dreams.  Dreams where my wife dies and I yell fuck and slam my fist on the dining room table in front of her father.  Dreams where I get robbed by a mechanic and then he beats the shit out of my wife with his goons and I figure that I have to go save her so I decide to get out of the car and go die with her.  At least we would have been together.  I can’t help but feel I bring bad situations onto my family.  I have problems with drinking and smoking and it effects my health, my body, my mind and the schizophrenia.  I just can’t stop.  That’s what I’ve been saying to myself.  I can’t stop.  I hate soberity.  That’s what I say to myself.  I wish I could be sober and happy but it just hasn’t happened yet.  I hope that it does and that I’m a better example for my daughter and son.

But the voices have been telling me to die, that I’m going to die, and that this is my last year.  That I’ll die at 32 like Jesus did.  They also tell me that I’m high.  They also tell me that my wife is the reason my life is so fucked up.

They tell me that I’ve already won the lottery, and that I love.

But I’ve got to go into work tomorrow and I’ll probably won’t be doing any sales stuff.  Back to cutting ham, making salads, and helping the customers.  I work two more 8 hour days and then I have the weekend off.  I actually am doing the best I have in years with work, getting promoted and being well liked by my bosses.  My hope is that I sell well and win the lottery.  But like the bumper stickers that were all over the truck I saw today as I finished up my sales work…. “Real men love Jesus”.  That’s all there is to it.  I have to love God and be happy with what he gives me.  I’m still going to repeatedly ask to win the jackpot because I need that to get a bigger house.  Tonight I’ll get down on my knees and pray to God that he lets me win the jackpot.  I’ll ask again and hope that he will deliver.  The voices say he will and he won’t so I’ve made up my mind to assume that he will and my life will be made to be enjoyed.  At least that’s what I’m hoping for.

So here’s to God, and here’s to the Universe and here’s to winning the jackpot now.  May I win tonight and drink champagne tomorrow.  And may I hit my sales numbers at Honeybaked Ham, because that’s important too.  And may I have good dreams about my family and may I be a better man.  And may I live a 100 years in good health and may my family do the same.  Healthy, Wealthy and Wise for me, my family and all the rest of the world.  Thank You and be well.

Jesse Creel

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